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Lamar Odom Reveals 12 Strokes, 6 Heart Attacks

Lamar Odom

Lamar Odom says it’s a miracle he’s alive, and after hearing what he went through it’s hard to argue with that.

The former NBA star, 38, opened up about being in a coma on Kevin Hart’s YouTube series, “Cold as Balls” (via TMZ), and revealed just how bad things got.

While he was in a coma, this then-wife Khloé Kardashian withdrew her request for divorce to aid him in his recovery. Though the divorce would go through in December 2016, Odom said that his ex’s help and friendship was vital to his recovery.

Odom battled a drug addiction that landed him in a coma back in 2015. Since then, he opened up about his addiction and his return to basketball. He will be playing in China next year. I’m happy that he is alive and doing well. Watch the interesting episode below.

The exchange with Hart went as follows.

Hart: Is Lamar Odom fully over the addiction side?

Odom: Yes.

Hart: How does that make you feel?

Odom: Great, bro. Everyday I’m alive.

Hart: Everyday.

Odom: It’s a good day to be alive, considering the alternative.

Hart: 100 percent. Do you now realize how close to death you were?

Odom: Yeah, all my doctors that see me say I’m a walking miracle. I had 12 strokes and six heart attacks when I was in a coma.

Hart: …. God damn.